After federal and local restrictions were put in place due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), technology ownership and use in the U.S. among adults ages 50 and older significantly increased. As of 2019, about half of people over age 50 had never used video chat, but by 2020, 70% have, with 1 in 3 reporting they now use video chat weekly. Compared to use prior to COVID-19, about 45% of older adults say they have increased use of video chat software to communicate, 37% say they are texting more, 26% say they are emailing more, and . . .